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Its Fridays, between 3pm and 5pm, take a look around your office and you
will find most of your colleagues will probably be doing something different to
Most of them will be talking to one of the co-worker; others
will be looking at their Facebook, while some others will be reading the news
or checking Yahoo. About half of them will take between 30 minutes and an hour
before getting ready to start working again.
A survey made by salary.com to 1000 people about their time-wasting
habits, gives us better insights about which are the activities, the days, the
times and the workers who waste more time.
According to the survey, we can say that those in the medical
or health industry are the ones that waste less time, try guessing which industrial
sector is the one that most time wastes? If you thought it was the government,
If you have an office in New York or the East region, you’re
probably wasting 12%, compared to those with a workplace in San Francisco or
Texas (south central and pacific regions), who admitted to waste 14% of their
Most will be surprised at who are the ones that waste more
time, would you think its younger people? Men or women? According to the
survey, 73% of men compared to only 66% of women.
And there’s bad news for those companies that think blocking the sites is
the solution. Nowadays everyone has a phone were they can login to their social
media profiles, watch videos or read the news.
The positive side is that 60% of the people said after they browsed the
Internet or talked for a while with their colleagues their productivity
increased. We’re not machines or robots and it’s normal that in an 8 hour
shift, people stand up, stretch their legs, talk to the person beside them and
try to release some stress and put their minds somewhere else. It’s a positive
exercise. And let’s not forget that while we may be losing 30 minutes or more
in the office, we’re also thinking of work when we go home or sometimes check
our work emails.
Next time you have an important assignment, leave it for Tuesday between
9Am-11Am, it’s the most productive time of the week. And if the assignment
involves looking for an office, even if it’s Friday afternoon, you can call
OfficeList and we’ll waste no time to find the right office space for you.
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